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Judge HRs twice, throws out runner, Yanks beat Guardians 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone liked what he saw from Aaron Judge on Friday night, even before the first pitch. "Judgy kind of had that look in his eye tonight," the New York Yankees manager said. "Sometimes he tells me he's got us, but he kind of gave me that look right before the game, like: ...

Former teammates, coaches honor Haskins at emotional service

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former teammates and coaches bid farewell to Dwayne Haskins during an emotional memorial service on Friday, a little less than two weeks after the 24-year-old quarterback died after being struck while walking on a South Florida highway. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike ...

Watson trade pushes Browns out of usual spotlight in draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — Welcoming hosts a year ago, when they helped the sports world get back to some pre-pandemic normalcy, the Cleveland Browns will have a much lower profile in this year's NFL draft. They made that choice in March. Deshaun Watson's arrival via the blockbuster trade from ...

Browns GM said team was open with Mayfield about QB plans

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager Andrew Berry understands Baker Mayfield's hurt feelings. He doesn't agree with his assertion the team misled the quarterback, who is currently in limbo. Mayfield recently said he felt "disrespected 100%" by the Browns, who told him they expected him ...

Naylor, Plesac lead Guardians to sweep of White Sox 6-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Naylor had two hits and two RBIs, continuing his comeback from a devastating leg injury and helping the Cleveland Guardians complete a series sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 victory on Thursday. Cleveland took both games of a doubleheader Wednesday against ...

Columbus faces Ottawa, aims to end 3-game skid

Ottawa Senators (29-41-7, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (35-36-6, sixth in the Metropolitan) Columbus, Ohio; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Columbus comes into the matchup against Ottawa as losers of three games in a row. The Blue Jackets are 20-24-2 against conference ...

Pro Football Hall of Fame expands opportunities for seniors

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Senior candidates will have more opportunities to be selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the next three years. The hall's Board of Trustees on Thursday approved several changes to the bylaws governing the selection of Hall of Fame enshrinees. In the past, only ...

Profar’s throw, HR lead Padres to 6-0 win vs staggering Reds

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With a throw and a swing, Jurickson Profar gave rookie MacKenzie Gore and the San Diego Padres all they needed to beat the staggering Cincinnati Reds. Profar threw out Joey Votto at home and then hit a two-run homer for the Padres, who won 6-0 Wednesday to hand the Reds ...

Ramírez slam, 5 RBIs as Guardians sweep White Sox 11-1, 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez hit his second grand slam of the season in an 11-1 win, then had an RBI double in a 2-1 victory as the Cleveland Guardians swept a doubleheader from the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Ramírez, who signed a $141 million, seven-year contract last week, leads ...

Miller, Quantrill, Castro on Guardians’ COVID-19 list

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians placed three players on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, including major league batting leader Owen Miller. Right-handed starter Cal Quantrill and righty reliever Anthony Castro also tested positive for the virus and were moved to the IL prior to ...